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Remember When, 1919: War tank draws big crowd

100 Years Ago

April 17, 1919

It is now Capt. Doyle. Friends of Lieut. E. O. Doyle, dentist in the Chaugren block, are congratulating him this week upon the captain's commission he received last Friday direct from General Pershin's headquarters in France. Capt. Doyle saw extensive service overseas and was with a casual list that was allowed to return to the States. He still retains his membership in the U. S. Dental Reserve Corps.

War tank draws big crowd. The army war tank, named the "Little Whippet," drew a big crowd to Osakis last Monday forenoon and the campaign for the Victory Liberty Loan got a start off that augurs well for its success locally. The tank pulled off some spectacular stunts which aided in boosting the Liberty Loan program.

Ad: Ride in the new 1919 Hupmobile. Before you buy a car, take a ride in the 40-horse motor car and you be the judge. You can buy the five passenger touring car for only $1,335. Ask the first man you see who has a "Hup" what he thinks of his car. The new Hubmobile is a better, lighter car than ever! Now at Flynn, Bjerkan and Nelson, local distributors in Osakis.

50 years Ago

April 17, 1969

Miss Osakis Contest. Plans have been completed to hold the first annual Miss Osakis Festival on Saturday, June 7. A committee of the Mrs. C.C.'s has completed plans for the Miss Osakis contest which will be a highlight of the festival.

Dwayne Maus elected Director of Country Club. Dwayne Maus was elected as the new director of the Osakis Country Club at its annual meeting on Monday evening of this week. He replaces Tut Kvammen on the board.

Jr. Class to present play. The Junior class of Osakis High School will be showing the play "One Wild Night," a comedy play, on Friday and Saturday, April 18-19 at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Mr. Ron Boys is directing.

25 years Ago

April 19, 1994

Nationally known speaker visits Osakis. National VFW Auxiliary President Juanita Crowe of Maryville, Tenn., stopped in Osakis on April 11 and spoke at the V.F.W. Club. Her theme was "Volunteers for a Better World."

$9,000 health grant. Osakis Public School was notified that it has been awarded a $9,000 Oral Injury Prevention Grant from the Minnesota Department of Health. The grant, which will be disbursed during the next two years, will promote injury prevention via bicycle helmets, playground safety procedures and mouth guard use.

Baker honored. Agnes "Aggie" Baker was recently honored during National Volunteer Week for her volunteer efforts at the Community Memorial Home. Baker, who is 84 years old, has been volunteering her time at CMH for the past 13 years. She loves to stay busy and even when not doing volunteer work at CMH, she stops in once or twice a week to visit with the residents.

10 Years Ago

April 21, 2009

Spying into Osakis prom. Osakis High School turned Casino Royale for prom 2009 held Friday evening, April 17. Prom goers enjoyed a formal dinner, grand march, a dance and an all-night prom party all held at Osakis High School.

Miles for Meals walk. The Osakis Senior Club invites the public to participate in its annual Miles for Meals walk to be held on Saturday, April 25. The three-mile walk along the Central Lakes Trail in Osakis supports home-delivered meals in the community. In case of rain, the walk will take place at the Osakis Public School.

Osakis Fire Department says goodbye to retirees. With a combined 67 plus years of service, Howard Swenstad, Mark Ferris and John Swenstad all retired this year and were honored at the recent meeting held at the Osakis Fire Department. All of the retirees commented that they have fond memories including the many good friends they've made over the years and the way the group bonded like a family.